Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen Hardcover – 1 Apr 2001
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"Arielle Eckstut brings her ready imagination to conjuring the sex scenes that Austen was not able to provide; she can write as if this were homage rather than desecration." (The Guardian)
"Make of Pride and Promiscuity what you will, but it's so impudently indulgent, so wantonly imaginative, only a killjoy could dismiss it with a sniff." (Erotic Review)
"Eckstut, I mean of course, Austen, has not gone over the top. . . she has stayed faithful to both tone and characters. Reader, it works." (Time Out)
"A parody to delight Austen aficionados" (The Scotsman)
"A wickedly funny collection that satirises the Austen oeuvre yet also manages to play implicit homage by echoing her incomparable style with astonishing fidelity." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A brilliantly executed parody of Jane Austen's 'forgotten' sex scenes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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It was only as I read the sex scenes themselves that it became clear that this was a spoof.
Cleverly written, it does in its own way add to Austen, satirically answering those who claim her work is boring.
A good novelty book.
Eckstut and Ashton have unearthed a remarkable trove of documents: material cut from Jane Austen's novels, as well as a letter from her publisher and others from Jane Austen herself. The pure vision of Austen's work must be re-evaluated in the light of this crucial discovery; indeed, one can easily see why such material would not have been considered publishable at the time; at the very least it would have been considered risque in the extreme.
Some have claimed that this document is a work of pastiche by Eckstut and Ashton, produced for the amusement of modern readers, but this is clearly ridiculous.
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